the Goodness of God

green thumbs upRomans 2:4 says that it is the goodness of God that brings men to repentance. Paul asserts that this is the character of the God we serve.

And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? Romans 2:3-4 (KJV)

 God is a loving Father that faithfully watches over us while we “do our own thing.” God is a father that withholds wrath and pours upon us His tender mercy. Then there is a moment __ for the first time or yet once again__ that we acknowledge that our very life has been sustained by God. God has drawn us near. We were spared for His service. Blessed to be a blessing and wounded to comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).

This verse prompts (me) us to recognize the care that God has for us (me). And it is this gratitudturn arrowe that creates a desire to do that which pleases God. So we repent, turn our backs to that which is contrary to the will/Word of God.

Now, our conversation about God exudes confidence that is a bypwalking thumbs uproduct of relationship; actual experience instead of mere knowledge. Now, we do more than nod in God’s general direction to say that He is good. We are awakened to God’s personally dynamic involvement in our circumstances. A fact that produces peace and security because It’s ALL GOOD!

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Related Scriptures

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.__2 Corinthians 1:3-5 KJV

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